Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - White Pass, Blue Lake & Pilot Ridge Loop

This field trip will give B3 students the opportunity to learn high alpine backpacking skills on a three night challenging trip with experienced mentors.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 29.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,360 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at the North Fork Sauk trailhead off the Mountain Loop Highway Thursday at 9am.  We'll start hiking at 9:20am.

A four day, three night loop southwest of of Glacier Peak.  Day one to White Pass, day 2 exploring around White Pass, day 3 along the Pacific Crest Trail to Blue Lakes, day four along Pilot Ridge and return to the trailhead;

Early priority registration will be given to students in Sarah's mentor group from June 26 through July 2 at 8pm.  Then any qualified B3 student can email Sarah at for leader permission to sign up.  Permission requests are not accepted before this registration opening.

More trip information will be available as trip details are finalized.


White Pass, Blue Lake & Pilot Ridge Loop

  • Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112

    Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111

    Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials, plus overnight gear as specified by the trip leader

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